STAFF REPORT

The City of Stockton’s Economic Development Department and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will host a Small Business Financing Forum on June 26.

The forum will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robert Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue.

Most businesses in Stockton are categorized as small businesses or entrepreneurs and may need more information on small business resources. This forum will highlight access to financing, provide business-to-business networking opportunities and uncover other resources vital to the success and growth of a small business – all at one convenient, time-saving event.

Additionally, participants can expect an event jam-packed with helpful information covering traditional and alternative financing, inventory financing and equipment purchasing.

The forum supports and encourages business networking with local experts from government agencies, banks, non-bank lenders, technical assistance providers and other business resources specific to small business owners.

The Small Business Financing Forum is free but registration is required. Register online by 1 p.m. on June 21, by visiting the City of Stockton website. Continental breakfast and boxed lunch are provided; registration, breakfast and opening networking are from 8:30-9:00 a.m.

This event is made possible with additional collaboration from the Small Business Administration, San Joaquin Small Business Development Center and San Joaquin County WorkNet.

For more information about the City of Stockton’s Economic Development Department and small business programs and resources, please visit www.stocktonca.gov/econdev or call 209-937-8539.